Linda Barnard, age 69, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away June 26, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John H. Barnard; son, Tom Barnard and wife, Marsha, of Dacula; son, Johnny Barnard and wife, Holly, of Hoschton; daughter, Christi Barnard and partner, Michelle, of Oakwood; sister, Barbara Ann May and husband, Hugh, of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Sumner Barnard, Cooper Barnard, Hannah Barnard, and Amelia Barnard; sisters-in-law, Diane Barnard of Trenton, GA and Rookie Tiller of Cleveland, OH; nieces & nephews, Dicky & Diane May, Vann Farrell, Michael & Melissa May, Megan & Will Farrell, Shannon & Kelly Barnard. Linda worked for the Gwinnett County Board of Education for 29 years and was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Prospect United Methodist Church with Rev. Grady Mosley and Rev. Eddie Herring officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Flowers will be accepted, or those who wish may make donations in Linda's memory to Prospect United Methodist Church "Footprints for the Future," 1539 Prospect Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Our heart filled sympathy for your loss. I was inspired by Linda�s energy, love, and her helping hand towards others. Linda is free of pain. Cherish the happy memories. We will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time in your life.

    Darrell, Susan and Steven Van Dusen

  2. Linda was a person who made the world a better place just by being here. She was beautiful inside and out. Whenever I was down or going through a trying time all I had to do was think of Linda and John. Just knowing her and thinking of her reminded me to smile. I will always be thankful that one of the best days of my life lead to a great friendship with her daughter, Christi, which then led to the honor and privilege of knowing Linda. I will greatly miss her, and will ALWAYS remember her and in doing so she will continue to make me smile. Blessed be to you Linda.

  3. Mrs. Barnard was such a wonderful person. I had the priviledge of her teaching Dillon Powell, my son who has just graduate from high school, in kindergarten at LES. She was so kind and patient with him and set the tone for his first years in school. She was a wonderful lady and I am sad to hear she has passed. Thoughts to all her family and friends from the Powell’s.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss.She was
    a lovely lady and a dedicated christian. Your loss is Heaven`s gain. To the family, you will be in
    my prayers. Betty Painter

  5. Linda was such a joyful person and whenever I would see her at Lawrenceville Elementary School, she always made my day sunny. She’s going to be missed. Please accept my condolences.

  6. I worked with Linda at Lawrenceville Elementary. She was a wonderful lady who will be sorely missed. I also attended school with Tommy and my deepest sympathies go to all of the family.

  7. Dear John and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy are with you all. Linda was so very special to us and she touched our lives in mighty powerful ways. She loved each of you beyond words. Johnny you and the girls did a beautiful job at the service today. Linda’s light will continue to shine at Prospect. Her faith will be an inspiration forever. Much love and many, many prayers.
    The Whittington Family

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful person and such a sweet lady. Your family will remain in our prayers.

    Love and Prayers,
    Kathy Hamilton and family

  9. Words can’t express my sadness and emotions for the loss of such a wonderful woman. Her love was shared with so many and will be missed so greatly. I am sure her joy for life will live on through her family. I was so blessed to have her and her family in my life for so many years. May God comfort you all with many memories of Mrs. Barnard. Much Love, Liz

  10. What wonderful memories I have of sweet, energetic Linda. God blessed this community with her presence, love, and endearing qualities. My prayers are with her lovely family. We will see you again Linda. It has been my pleasure to know you.


  11. When I think of Linda I think of some one with a big smile, a twinkle in her eye and a person with lots of love. I have wonderful memories of Linda and the great Barnard family.
    My love to all of you.
    Joan dawson Myers

  12. Sorry to hear about Linda’s death. I worked with her at Lawrenceville Elem for many years. May God Bless your family at this time. Joy Moe

  13. It was a pleasure to associated with Linda while I worked @ LifeCare. Linda was such a strong lady & an inspiration of how faith works in the life of a Christian.
    May the Lord hold you in the palm of His loving hand, Marian Trentham

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